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It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the …


Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is …


Tesla stock falls as CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana on video

Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 7 percent as the markets opened Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company’s accounting …


Cananbis retailers, artists celebrate Spokane with custom murals

One of the positive side effects cited by cannabis advocates is heightened creativity.


The High Road has big plans for big plants

In the last year, Don Grant learned more than he ever thought possible about growing cannabis – and he’s been growing it for a significant part of his life.


Blue Roots Cannabis continues to branch out

In some ways, Blue Roots Cannabis acts like a small-scale grower but in a big space.


Skip the line by ordering online

You can pretty much order anything online these days.


Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown give stances on marijuana, opioid addiction treatment and drugs

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her stance somewhat on the legalization of marijuana, six years after Washington state voters approved the creation of a recreational market for the drug. …


Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger.


Otter pardons man convicted of selling marijuana 30+ years ago

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday announced the fourth pardon he’s issued in his 12 years in office, pardoning a man who was convicted more than three decades ago of …


Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place.


New Kevin Smith cannabis comedy lets viewers decide its fate

Actor/director Kevin Smith is hoping a new cannabis-themed TV show will appeal to all sorts of viewers, who also will have a role in whether new episodes are filmed.


State cannabis taxes fund new Spokane detective position

Bring up the topic of taxes at any cocktail party or the nearest water cooler, and the discussion eventually seems to turn to why all of our state’s problems haven’t …


Cannabis on campus: why you should leave bud off your back-to-school list

It’s time once again for the grass-filled quads of academia to be swarmed by scholars from near and far, and like many intellectuals of the past, the incoming student body …


1st year of Nevada marijuana sales exceeds expectations

Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already surpassing year-end projections by …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Alleged marijuana buy turns into gunbattle in east Spokane

Two minors were arrested Tuesday after a drug deal devolved into a robbery, car chase, gunbattle and crash in the East Central neighborhood, Spokane police said.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first U.S. pot IPO

A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares …


Big money tests Canadian marijuana stocks

As Canada moves toward legalization of recreational marijuana on Oct. 17 and the U.S. shows signs of growing leniency, hedge funds such as Navy are leading the advance of institutional …


Boating with your bud

There’s nothing like water to relax you.


Guest Column: Smoking pot and smoking guns

Getting drunk and playing with a gun is a bad idea, as is taking too many pain pills and then deciding to go hunting.


LCB visits Spokane for round-table

One of the challenges with those trying to regulate Washington’s legal cannabis marketplace or those being regulated by it is that it’s distinctly different than many other industries.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Smuggler who used helicopters to deliver drugs sentenced

A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition

Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders.


Oklahoma voters weigh 1st marijuana ballot question of 2018

Oklahoma primary voters were weighing Tuesday whether to approve one of the least-restrictive state laws allowing medical marijuana, the nation’s first cannabis ballot question of the year.


Medical milestone: U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite …


Permit sought for Dayton-area pot grow

What could be Columbia County’s first cannabis growing operation is scheduled for a public hearing next week.


Fourth pot shop in Pullman may open next month

Kush 21, Pullman’s newest pot shop, could be open for business as soon as July 1, the store’s manager told the Daily News.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin …


Davidson urging Congress to let pot businesses use banks

State Treasurer Duane Davidson is working to get Congress to change federal laws and open banking to marijuana businesses in states where it’s legal.